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S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable w/ TWAIN and Mac Support

Capture and convert an S-Video or Composite video on your PC or Mac®, as digital media

Product ID: SVID2USB23

  • Works with Mac® or Windows® computers
  • Choose from MPEG-1, MPEG-2, or MPEG-4 video encoding
  • Features TWAIN support for use with various software titles
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  • Supports NTSC, PAL, and SECAM video capture
  • Up to 30 fps analog video capture capability at maximum resolution of 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)
  • Plug and Play device installation, requires no power adapter
  • Snapshot function allows you to capture still images from video
  • Small and lightweight design offers convenient portability for on-the-go applications
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Overview

The SVID2USB23 USB 2.0 S-Video & Composite Video Capture Cable offers an easy to use analog video capture solution, enabling you to grab video from an S-Video or Composite video source, as well as the accompanying 2-channel RCA audio, to your Mac® or Windows® computer.

The cable connects to your desktop or laptop computer through USB 2.0, and is compact enough to fit in the palm of your hand, providing a conveniently portable video capture solution that's more than suitable for use with laptops and desktop computers alike.

An easy-to-use device for recording analog video to your computer from external sources, such as a VCR or camcorder the SVID2USB23 offers the perfect solution for Betamax or VHS video capture, with real-time MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 encoding, as well as TWAIN support, to ensure compatibility with a wide range of systems and software.

This analog video capture cable supports a broad range of operating systems, delivering seamless analog video capture for Mac® computers (OS 10.X), and Windows® PCs (Windows® 7/8/8.1/10, Windows® 2000/XP(32/64-bit)/Vista(32/64-bit)).

Backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Support for both Mac® and Windows® operating systems ensures convenient cross-platform compatibility
  • The supplied software supports NTSC, PAL and SECAM video capture input formats, as well as multiple file format options, delivering maximum flexibility for more convenient video capture
  • TWAIN support allows for choice of various video capture and editing software titles
  • Features a small, lightweight USB-powered design, which makes for a sleek and portable video capture solution

Applications

Convert VHS home movies to digital format - Connect your VCR, camcorder, or any other analog video source to your Mac or PC and capture your audio/video in MPEG 1/2/4 format

Import recorded videos onto your Mac® or Windows® computer for editing, and make your own compilation

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
AV Input Audio RCA
Composite
S-Video
AV Output USB
Chipset ID eMPIA - EM2861
Industry Standards NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Video Encoding: MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and MPEG 4
DirectShow Compatible
Performance
Maximum Analog Resolutions 720x480(NTSC) / 720x576(PAL)
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 480Mbps
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Male Output
Connector B 1 - Composite Video (1 x RCA) Female Input
1 - Stereo Audio (2 x RCA) Female Input
1 - S-Video (4 pin, Mini-DIN) Female Input
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Apple® OSX 10.6 - 10.13
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The MPEG 4 video file format is supported on the included SVID2USB23 Capture software for Mac and other third party DirectShow™ capture software such as OBS
movavi® video software does not support the MPEG4 video file format
Environmental
Humidity 5~85% RH Non-condensing
Operating Temperature 0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Cable Length 20.7 in [527 mm]
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 0.6 in [14 mm]
Product Length 3.1 in [80 mm]
Product Weight 2.3 oz [66 g]
Product Width 1.3 in [34 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - USB Video Capture Cable
1 - Software CD
1 - Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10
Apple® OSX 10.6 - 10.13

Certifications

S-Video / Composite to USB Video Capture Cable w/ TWAIN and Mac Support

Customer Reviews

5 (3 reviews)
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Quality of Product
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(5 stars) Twain Drivers works good, WDM and DirectX too

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I had trouble understanding the driver installer will (by default) install the video and audio components as (audio) components.. not "if" it does.. then have to complete the install by going manually into the 64 or 32 bit driver directory and updating the driver.. then it shows up as an Imaging device and a singular Audio device. Twain driver has be installed separately too.. and the drivers always produce big red scary warning dialogs.. so have to override to get them in Windows 7 x64. Irfan is the freeware Twain test tool I used for testing, I had installed the Twain32 driver and Irfan32 on Win7x64.. the 32 and 32 could see each other and select File/Acquire/Select Twain - USB 2861 Video and a live popup window appeared allowing me to select Composite or S-Video as the source and the Capture size.. settings brings up the DirectX Decoder/ProcAmp/Image panels for tweaking the image. Capture is a simple button and it dumps the frame shot into Irfan as expected. XnView > Scan natively uses the Twain32 driver like you would expect, no glitches. ArtWeaver Free also invokes Twain32 and captures no problem. Windows Live Movie Maker treats it like a Wecam source, when the drivers are properly installed (this) opens a selection and fine tuning dialog and then lets you capture video and sound to "clips". The sedcondary dialogs are the DirectX dialogs, color is good but old VHS tapes may have some timebase "swimming" in them without a corrector device. VLC captured both video and audio.
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(5 stars) Works Great

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Simple install and works great to capture analog video. Just make sure device is connected to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. USB 1.1 port will cause dropped frames during capture.
Quality of Product (5/5)
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(5 stars) Capture and Convert Video Like A Pro!

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The “Composite to USB Video Capture Cable” works exactly as expected! I use this to transfer my old home movies and tapes to my computer and I love this device! I did have a small problem in first using the cable in updating drivers. However, StarTech.com technical support was able to help me resolve it easily. They answered my questions and addressed my concerns quickly, in a very professional and user-friendly manner. An unexpected and pleasant surprise was their outstanding follow-up. I am very pleased I purchased this device from StarTech.com. Other companies could learn how real sales and technical support works by calling StarTech.com!
Quality of Product (5/5)
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By: justme
I purchased this product, hoping it would meet all my expectations...sadly, it never gave me the chance to see if if worked.. after 4 hours of trying to download/install the drivers for it.. it finally told me it wasn't "compatible with the system"... I am running Windows 8.1.. so, despite the claim that it will work with that O/S.. it won't.. when I can afford to upgrade my O/S.. I will purchase this item again and see if it works.
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By: RoseA
I purchased the USB video converter to convert my VHS tapes to digital but I guess it is not compatible with Windows 8. Any suggestions?
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